Subject: Re: AN: New Logic Analyzer, 500MHz, $166
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 01:53:11 -0000
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 01:52:36 +0000 (UTC)
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Spehro Pefhany wrote
> >You can check out www.rockylogic.com for a 500MHz
> >USB-connected Logic Analyzer.
> >Since this is a technical group pls hit me here with any
> >technical questions of general interest - I promise to
> >keep away from product pitches.
> What issues arise with grounding on a product of this type?
> The computer is typically connected to earth ground, does this cause
> any problems? If there is a potential difference, will damage occur?
100K input impedence should be OK for signal loading. Whether
you get a ground problem depends on the environment. Should be
OK for typical debugging of "a board on the bench."
> Also, not a technical question, but why the name "RockyLogic"?
Looking at your dictionary quotes, you got to the hidden joke
in one leap. My lips are sealed on further scandal.
Thinking up a company name is hugely nervewracking and time
consuming. My star invention was mingo.com. Not only does
it sound good, but as readers of this newsgroup will recall
mingo is the Latin for 'I urinate.' Which becomes 'I pee',
as in IP for Intellectual Property or whatever. Anyway, there
is at least one Mingo County somewhere in the South, and mingo.com
was taken ages ago.
BTW, the Greek is even close to 'urinate' - something like 'oureo',
if someone wants to run with that :-)